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The World cup and economic growth

Just twenty years ago, France, for the first time won the soccer World Cup. Next Sunday, its team may win the right to have a second star on its shirt. 1998 victory contributed during a few years, to strengthen the country cohesion thanks to a team which gathered players with diverse origins : the “blacks”, the “whites” and the “beurs” coming from North Africa to which we could have added the “basks”, coming from Basque country. It was also given this success for a significant contribution to the strong economic growth France enjoyed until 2002, a result which has not been ...

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Towards a devaluation of the Yuan ?

The Chinese currency has just lost, in less than a month, almost 4% of its value against the dollar and the euro. In a context of high tension between the Unites States and their trade partners, atop of them is China, nothing more was needed to reach to the conclusion that in order to respond to the protectionist policy of the American president, a currency war will be added to the trade war which is threatening. The new governor of the Chinese central bank, Yi Gang, who has succeeded in March to Zhou Xiaochuan, who had chaired the institution for ...

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The real energy transition

In France, we are delivering speeches and we like writing laws. One of the favorite purposes is the evolution of a key economic activity: energy production and consumption. It is also at the heart of the debate about environment and the threats greenhouse gas emissions are weighting on the planet. But it is also a key sector for the purchasing power and companies results. Every year, British Petroleum publishes a report on world energy production and consumption by sources of energy and by country. That also allows to assess midterm trends since the report provides the last ten years figures ...

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A strategic trip to China

The trip the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will make to China next week carries a much more strategic character than it seems at first sight. It starts in the South, in the city of Shenzhen which was the birthplace of the economic revolution launched by Deng Xiaoping almost forty years ago and where stands one of the few monuments elevated to honor his memory. He will go after to Shanghai, the financial hub of the country and ends in Beijing, due to protocol reasons. The trip comes in a context of a bitter trade crisis with the U.S ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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